To Survive (Genre Award: Best Newcomer Film)
A true story about a lady who is Uganda`s youngest chairperson in the history of women in politics. She decided to prepare porridge during the lockdown due Covid-19 to reduce hunger among her community members.
Director: Nazzinda Ruth
Director Statement: I directed and written this documentary film, To Survive, after witnessing my old school girl who is Uganda`s youngest chairperson in one of Uganda`s slum ghetto area of Kabalagala- Kampala with a population of over 2000 low-income earner people who work to eat or hand to mouth. Trying so hard to make her community members get a meal during the Covid-19 pandemic period after the government of Uganda announced a total lockdown and everything was restricted become a quarantine misery life. Nanvuma Caroline did not have enough money to cater for them all her community members and she as well still staying at her parents’ house quarters but she decided to start preparing porridge for them in the evening by using her own little money to make the community members survive with at least a cup of porridge in their stomach than dying of hunger which is better than zero. Through all the hardships of getting sugar, firewood to prepare the porridge and not forgetting the social distance measures Carol is trying so hard to endure them to make her community people have a meal and proud because they trusted her and elected her to represent them and the village. After witnessing all that i had to make her proud of herself that we have many rich leaders mostly the politicians like her in the country but many failed to give back to their communities but she did because she has a heart of giving. It very rare in Africa/Uganda to find politicians giving back to their community members with a joyful heart like Carol yet she is a young woman in politics.
Producer: OLa Visualz
Writer: Nazzinda Ruth
Cast: Nanvuma Caroline